DescriptionThe largest commercially available scallops, sea scallops have a sweet, rich taste that ranges from mild to briny. Raw, the drum-shaped meat is a shiny, creamy white, sometimes with pinkish or brown spots. Top-quality scallops should have an ivory translucent and elastic springiness that allows them to keep their shape. Cooked meat is opaque white with a firm, lean texture.
Skagit’s Own Fish Market only carries “dry” scallops. This is important because with the wet scallops you are paying for the extra water they are soaked in.
Though they may be large, sea scallops still cook quickly. Recipes often suggest cutting them in half across the grain before cooking, but the large size makes sea scallops a natural for the grill.